Monday, October 18, 2010

1 Month Update....

So a month ago, I announced that I was planning some radical changes in my health. I have been challenged by the book Radical and the study our church did along with it to be on mission for Christ at all times and in order to do so my health had to change.

So what does life look like a month later?



I have lost about 22lbs and dropped from a size 46 waist to a 40!  While I am very proud of this achievement I still have a long way to go to be considered health. I also have not incorporated all the changes I had hoped to make.



I still need to add a consistent, productive and effective exercise to my schedule. It seems that my days have gotten crazier and increasingly busier over the last several weeks.  But I know to be the person God has called me to be in the area of health, I must make time!

I MUST MAKE TIME!!

Please continue to pray for me and Alison as we have just begun on this journey!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

"There is no constant except change"

This quote is from Heraclitus, a Greek philosopher.





I am not sure about most philosophy but, this is one statement I can relate to in my life. It seems the older I get the more I notice nothing stays the way it was! This is not always bad, things change for the better, we get a new job, have another kid, meet a new friend, but our todays don't look like our yesterdays and our tomorrows won't be like today.


In my last post I talked about next steps, and asked what some next step you were considering are. Here is the thing about taking those steps, it requires us to force change to come. If we want to be more healthy, we must change the way we eat and amount of activity in our lives. If we want to become better spouses and/or parents we must take an fresh look at priorities and where we spend our time.


Our goal as Christ followers is to be more like Jesus today than yesterday, this month versus last month, this year more than last, you get the idea. We like to use the phrase "growing in Christ", but here is the catch, growing things change. We can not live content with where we are in our relationship with Jesus, but we must continually be growing and changing to mold our lives to look, speak, act and love like Him.


For some of us this change, this process of growing in Christ, requires us to make drastic changes in the way we live. I think we can all point out those things in others at the drop of a hat, oh he needs to quit doing this or she needs to start doing that. What about us? What about you? What about me?


Most of us live our lives like a potted plant, just sitting there waiting on someone to come buy and feed us, trapped in box. God wants us to be like a might tree planted along a river bank, so that we might grow strong, with deep roots off His provision.


What are the areas of our lives that need drastic or should I say Radical change in order for us to grow?



I have started with my health.  I am called to be the hands and feet of Christ to a world that needs him.  Yet because I have not taken care of myself I barely have the energy to walk to the mailbox, not to mention the neighborhood to invest in the people God has put around me.  I don't want to send myself to an early grave and not be around for my family.

So, I need change.  I must change.  I know I have several more areas to walk through during this process, but this is my start.


What about you?

Friday, September 10, 2010

Next Steps

What's your next step?

That's a question I ask myself a lot these days. What's my next step toward being more like Christ, a better husband, a better father, a better friend?, and so on and so on, you get the idea.

So this afternoon while the rain falls, ponder with me.

And join the discussion, What area of your life is it time to take the next step?

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Other Long Weekend.....

at VCH! Well for the 2nd time in 3 weeks Charlotte completed a long weekend stay at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital. This time it was for a "24 hr" EEG test. Apparently 24 hours in hospital talk is check in at 1pm on Friday and we will discharge you when we thin we have enough information, which in our case was Monday at noon!
Charlotte did well and and Alison held help well considering they would not let her really leave the room.


We were not able to catch one of the "episodes" during the test however we did get some answers on some of the smaller body "jerks" and are very thankful they are not dangerous and shouldn't be a big deal for CMB as we move forward!

Thanks for all the prayers and for those who came to visit!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Open for Business!

Well, I guess here we are. I am going to attempt to bring back blogging to my routine.


BYNUM UPDATE LABOR DAY WEEKEND!

So at the end of the work day today most of us will start a long holiday weekend. However, for the Bynum's it is not going to be very relaxing. CMB (Charlotte Marie Bynum) is about to check back into Vanderbilt Children's Hospital for another weekend stay. Two weeks ago she had a feeding tube put in and now she is having an extended EEG test. I'm so thankful that she is getting such good care! Big time props go out to Alison for all the hard work and relentless effort she puts in to making sure that CMB gets the best of everything that is available to her.





Please pray for CMB & Alison this weekend while they are stuck in a hospital room.

Also quick NLB (Norah Lucille Bynum) update. NLB and I will be hanging out with Grammy and Granddaddy this weekend! We can't wait to see them so NLB can show off her dancing skills (and I'm sure alot more!).




That's all for now! Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Considering a new start...

When this year started I had every intention of blogging what's going on but as the year has unfolded that hasn't happened.

I am thinking about trying to get going again so here is the first post for the last half of 2010.

Hope to see you soon,

Brad

Saturday, January 2, 2010

2010

Well, its here! the start of a new year (a new decade). I wonder if God would be open to the idea of adding a couple hours to the day so I can fit in all the things I would like to add to my daily schedule.

Things I need to add (aka 2010 goals)

- More consistent Bible study.
- Take better care of my health, take my meds like I should, eat better, add some sort of workout
- Read More
- be a better, Christ follower, husband, father, and friend.

What are the things you need to add to your schedule this year?

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